Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Ladd Eye Center Team of Professionals

At Ladd Eye Center, our goal is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

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Meet the Optometrist

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Dr. Dale Ladd

Dr. Dale Ladd

Optometrist​​​​​​​

Dr. Ladd has been in private practice in Batesville since 1995. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, making him a board-certified optometric physician. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University and the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where he received the award for Outstanding Clinician. He was also awarded Young O.D. of the Year in 2000.

Dr. Ladd enjoys spending time with his wife, Teresa, and their children and grandchildren. His favorite thing to do is spend time outdoors hunting and fishing. He has a love for duck hunting and enjoys sharing that love with others.

Dr. Emily Smith

Dr. Emily Smith

Optometrist​​​​​​​

Dr. Smith joined Ladd Eye Center as an associate in 2018. She grew up in Batesville and graduated with honors from the University of Central Arkansas. She then graduated from the Southern College of Optometry as a Doctor of Optometry in 2014. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Smith sees patients of all ages and is especially interested in specialty contact lens fittings for conditions like keratoconus and high prescriptions.

Dr. Smith is a member of the Batesville Rotary Club and loves volunteering. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and fishing. She is married to Kevin, who also grew up in Batesville, and they have two sons.

Meet the Staff

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Jamie

Jamie

Optician

With over 19 years of experience, Jamie is knowledgeable in both the clinic and optical and will walk you through the benefits of your vision or medical insurance to make what can sometimes be confusing, easy to understand. She will assist you in frame selection and go over the different types of lenses that are best for you and your personality. Jamie also manages the purchasing of eyewear for our dispensary. She enjoys antiquing, spending time on the water, and spending time with her family and friends.

Velvet

Velvet

Licensed Optician

Velvet has been at Ladd Eye Center for 7 years and has over 35 years of experience! She is a licensed optician through the Arkansas Board of Opticians. Velvet is knowledgeable in both the clinic and optical and will walk you through the benefits of your vision or medical insurance. She will assist you in frame selection and go over the different types of lenses that are best for you. Velvet enjoys spending time with her husband, gardening, sewing, and outdoor activities. She also enjoys her beach trips with the girls!

Mikayla

Irma

Optician

Irma is knowledgeable in both the clinic and optical and will answer any questions you have about your insurance. She will help you find a frame to fit your personality and tailor your lenses to fit your prescription. Irma enjoys spending time with her family in her free time!

Leslie

Leslie

Front Desk

Leslie is knowledgeable at both front desk and pretesting. She will help you get scheduled, assist with patient flow and screening, and may also pre-test you. Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors, and shopping.

Jeanne

Jeanne

Optometric Technician

Jeanne is our primary optometric technician. She will pre-test you before you see the doctor and perform any diagnostic testing that may be necessary. Jeanne is happy to answer any questions you may have! Outside of work, Jeanne enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Katy

Katy

Insurance/Billing Specialist

Katy has been with Ladd Eye Center since February 2020. She specializes in billing medical and vision insurance and can answer any questions you have about your benefits and coverage. Katy is very involved with her church and enjoys spending time with her new husband and family.

Terri

Terri

Office Administrator/Licensed Optician

With 33 years of experience, Terri is knowledgeable in all facets of the office. She is a licensed optician through the Arkansas Board of Opticians and can assist you in selecting the perfect pair of glasses. You may also see her pre-testing or working with insurance. Any questions or concerns you have during or after your visit can be brought to her attention, and she will help you resolve it. Terri enjoys going to flea markets, refurbishing furniture and spending time with her family, especially her grandson.

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